Dire Warnings as Gaza Hospitals Face Critical Fuel Shortage Amid Israel’s Preparations for Ground Assault

Dire Warnings as Gaza Hospitals Face Critical Fuel Shortage Amid Israel’s Preparations for Ground Assault

According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas militants are “doomed.”

Physicians in Gaza warned Wednesday that if the hospitals do not receive fuel for their emergency generators, they will turn into “mass graves.”

This came as Israel declared plans to launch a lethal ground offensive to destroy Hamas.

The dead toll from Wednesday’s attacks increased to almost 6,500 Palestinians, including 2,700 children, according to the health ministry operated by Hamas.

Nearly a third of the hospitals are closed because of fuel shortages or damage from airstrikes.

The UN acknowledged that it may have to cease providing help in the region as a result of the humanitarian crisis.

It declared last night that it would stop operations if it could not receive fuel to run the emergency shelters that had been used by about 600,000 people.

It coincided with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning that all fighters affiliated with the terrorist organisation Hamas are “doomed” and that the nation was getting ready for an impending ground assault.

In a televised announcement on Wednesday night, Netanyahu stated that his government’s secret war council will make choices and refrained from giving any specifics or an estimated timeline for the impending strike.

“This is just the beginning—we have already killed thousands of terrorists,” Netanyahu declared.

We are getting ready for a ground invasion at the same time.

I won’t go into detail about how, when, or how many.

I won’t go into detail about the different computations we are doing either, as most people are not aware of them and that’s the way it should be.

In addition, he emphasised that Israeli citizens should carry firearms and that Palestinian civilians have to relocate south of the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu conveyed his grief for the October 7 attack by Hamas, which resulted in the kidnapping of over 200 individuals.

“It’s a dark day in our history,” he declared on October 7.

We’ll investigate everything that transpired near Gaza on the southern border.

This scandal will be looked into.

I, too, will have to provide an explanation.

Following the attack, Israel bombarded the heavily populated Gaza Strip nonstop for many days.

However, rumours have it that Israel consented to postpone its offensive in order for US anti-missile defences to reach the area.

Oxfam declared that hunger was “being used as a weapon of war against Gaza civilians” and that many more people would starve to death unless additional humanitarian supplies were permitted into Gaza.

Since the start of the conflict, many nations—including Britain—have donated relief, but very few convoys have been allowed entry into Gaza.

Tight restrictions have been put in place by Israel, and it will not permit gasoline to be added to the humanitarian supplies of food, water, and medical supplies.

However, hospitals and emergency shelters claim that gasoline is essential to their operations.

Doctors claimed that incubators for babies and life support systems would stop working, and surgery was no longer a possibility for anything but the most serious situations.

Doctors at the largest hospital in Gaza, the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, alerted staff members about 150 patients who were on ventilators and told them they would die if they were turned off.

British-Palestinian surgeon Ghassan Abu-Sittah told CNN that if Shifa Hospital loses power, “it will effectively become a mass grave.”

The UN reports that airstrikes and fuel shortages have forced the closure of twelve of Gaza’s thirty-five hospitals.

Israel has maintained that Hamas had fuel reserves to bolster its military campaign.

It added that satellite images it had provided showed fuel tanks within Gaza and that the fuel tanks had more than 500,000 litres of fuel.

To obtain some, ask Hamas.

Through Gaza’s border with Egypt, restricted quantities of food, water, and medication have been permitted entry.

Aid organisations cautioned that they are only a “trickle.”

Only eight of the twenty relief vehicles that were supposed to pass through the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday were permitted to do so, the UN reports.

Prior to Hamas’s war on it, Gaza used to get about 455 relief trucks per day.

According to Oxfam, Gaza’s food supply has decreased to about 2% of what it was prior to the Hamas attacks.

“Where is the humanity? The situation is nothing short of horrific,” stated Sally Abi Khalil, the organization’s director for the Middle East.

There is no excuse for employing starvation as a weapon of war when millions of civilians are being collectively punished in public.

With essential fuel supplies for hospitals and the lives of hundreds of babies on incubators hanging by a thread, the situation in hospitals is extremely perilous, according to Riham Jafari, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator at the UK-based humanitarian organisation ActionAid.

For new mothers, giving birth should be a joyful event, yet many are forced to do so in hazardous situations, without anaesthesia, and while under continual attack.

“The vast humanitarian needs of millions of people throughout Gaza dwarf the aid that has been provided thus far.”

To save the lives of innumerable families, women, children, and the wounded and injured, we require an instant ceasefire and a steady supply of humanitarian relief, including fuel.

All hospital staff members, including doctors, are dedicated to working through any hardships; therefore, we must do everything within our power to assist them in their efforts to save lives.

Last night, an RAF aircraft carrying 21 tonnes of aid for Gaza touched down in Gaza.

The C-17 aeroplane was equipped with water filters and medical supplies.

It followed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s announcement that the UK will be providing an extra £30 million in support.

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly emphasised that the 2.3 million people living in Gaza required more assistance.

“Humanitarian aid into Gaza must continue to be allowed in order to reach the people who need it the most,” he declared.

As a priority, the UK is collaborating with Israel, Egypt, and other regional allies to make it possible for civilians to receive life-saving relief, such as fuel, food, water, and medical supplies.

Along with a plane to Egypt, a French navy ship was also en route to assist Gaza’s hospitals.

The prime minister declared that in order to facilitate the rescue of captives and the delivery of humanitarian aid, he would back “specific pauses” in the war against Hamas.”

A wholesale ceasefire would only serve to benefit Hamas,” stated his official spokesman.

Temporary humanitarian pauses with a narrow scope can be used as an operational tool.

Given that five British citizens are still unaccounted for and that some of them may be taken captive in Gaza, more than 80 members of parliament have urged the government to declare a ceasefire.

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